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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    In 1991 my first wife

    and I got divorced after just 5 years of marriage we didn't own much nor had a kid together she had two by another man we divorced me over the drugs I did not even a month after it was finalized I checked myself into rehab for heroin and cocaine once I checked out I joined a...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M Mar 5

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Starting over ... Divorce almost final

    and I am wondering where to start. Any advice?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses May 6, 2013

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    I need some help! Women!

    My wife divorced me and no real reason other than she wanted to explore life. We hung out twice in the last week and we ended up getting physical. Divorced for only 3 weeks. She still seems like she wants to be friends. Thats not what I want. We both had fun and enjoyed it very...
    Rsend Rsend 36-40 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16, 2014

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Blind date...hmmm...I've had quite a few over the last 8 months, some memorable for the "impact" of "could this conversation get any worse..?" Some I had a great time talking to...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    OMDG. It's been an extremely tough, painful and exhausting path. I'm leaving behind constructs and contracts that kept me down and held me back and I'm starting over. In my heart...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    Divorce is hard an affair is hard . This is what my life looks like for now . It's been a hard 2 years trying to see that I'm beautiful after my husband the man I loved for 8 years...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F Mar 22

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    Back in Nashville. Surrounded by family and loved ones. It's good to be home. I'm angry but not really hurt. No tears, no weeping. It's odd. Maybe I saw it coming for so long that...
    Greensickle Greensickle 22-25, M Mar 30

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    Beginning again...clean slate. It's interesting being in an adult relationship vs teenager...three years after I left my marriage, at the urging of my family, I began dating...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I must learn to love myself once again before I love another.. <<Note to self... I have faith in myself that I will get there once again after picking up all the broken...
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx 26-30, F Apr 4

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    It's been 3 months since we separated and he has been living with and seeing someone else ever since. She has been around our son, taking pictures with him and posting pics all...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Apr 4

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    It's been 3 months since we separated and he has been living with and seeing someone else ever since. She has been around our son, taking pictures with him and posting pics all...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Apr 4

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    How do you safely navigate the waters between dating someone and staying friends? It was a good break and I'm learning it's because we both desperately need to take that breath in...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    The sky turns darker. The day goes to the night. The empty street now completely filled with people. The silence is now the loudest noise people ever heard. Things changed. You...
    shinebeforesunrise08 shinebeforesunrise08 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    There was this great white hope boxer years ago. They claim that the first Rocky movies was his story. A few years ago I heard that retired boxer say that all he knew was how...
    Champ4Life Champ4Life 56-60, M Apr 1

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    This song says it all www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY8y4tEJz3A&sns=em
    WhoKnew2013 WhoKnew2013 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm gonna delete all my social media (except the one I find out about current events from and idk about EP yet...) I'm gonna just focus on the myself and world and nothing...
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm going to move and not look back
    euphoriastol euphoriastol 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So we have been married for 5 years. I am 25, she's 26, we have 1 kid, and another on the way. My wife and I have had quite the "exciting" marriage to say the least. We always...
    bt2311 bt2311 22-25 Mar 30

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    So we have been married for 5 years. I am 25, she's 26, we have 1 kid, and another on the way. My wife and I have had quite the "exciting" marriage to say the least. We always...
    bt2311 bt2311 22-25 Mar 30

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    All his verbal abuse is really starting to make divorce look so good right now even though I'll be alone and broke
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm no success story. I've been a squanderer , drifter, and even a bum, but I am a fortunate person. I had an insane childhood; a few years as a prince who was doted upon, and...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Today marks 12 years of marriage. I really hoped the divorce would be final before now. I didn't want to celebrate another anniversary. ( not that there will be any celebration ) I...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Separated only 4 months, divorced for almost a month now. I was relieved, though sad, but also happy. I'm depressed now. I just can't seem to snap out of it, and suspect it is...
    ceruleansee13 ceruleansee13 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago